I understand that if I backup using the Zamanda Windows Client ("ZWC"), I can't restore a single file; I have to restore the entire backup, then extract the resulting archive onto the Windows server. This appears to be due to the ZWC using PKZip to archive the files.

If, instead, I backup the files on my Windows server via Samba (and not use the ZWC at all), will I be able to recover individual files using amrestore?

What sort of performance difference might i expect to see in backing up using the ZWC as opposed to over Samba?

Thanks! :-)